Ibex Mountain Group

Towards the end of his school career, Ian formed the Ibex mountain group for people who wanted to continue climbing and travelling with him. The balance of responsibility evened out over the years as former pupils became friends and began to keep a watchful eye on him rather than the other way around.

The Ibex group was affiliated to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, and its stated purpose was "to encourage the members to enjoy the beauty of the mountain environment, both in Scotland and abroad."